ATN Power 50-Samir Daqqaq
Samir Daqqaq is a stalwart of the regional travel industry and a 30-year Marriott veteran. He was recently hailed by David Townshend, Marriott’s senior VP of global sales, for his respect for others, sense of honour and excellent mentoring of colleagues.
Daqqaq joined Marriott in 1979 as an administrative assistant at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia, focusing on guest relations. Over the years, he steadily advanced through a number of key operational and sales positions, eventually becoming director of sales and marketing at the Amman Marriott Hotel in Jordan.
He worked in Marriott properties in France, Warsaw and San Francisco before returning to the Middle East to establish a sales network throughout the region. Daqqaq is a graduate in hotel management from Cairo’s Helwan University.